Pulse Ox: Small hearts, big challenges



Small hearts can conceal big challenges, especially when it comes to congenital heart defects. It’s one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. and the leading killer of infants with birth defects.

What if we could do something simple to help provide a strong start for a new life? We can. It is through screening for critical congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry testing. This simple, quick and non-invasive test can detect the most critical heart defects before newborns leave the hospital.

Click here to send a note to your lawmakers letting them know you support this critical newborn screening!

In the upcoming weeks we will need your help to pass legislation in Colorado to make sure this screening is available.

To honor our littlest heart heroes help spread the word and tell your legislator to support pulse oximetry testing for all newborns.


Erin O’Reilly
Government Relations Director

Susanna Morris
Sr. Government Relations Director

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